The new platform is different, but still offers most of the same benefits. Our sales folk obviously love making the board go off with big sales and conversions, and they love knowing where they are in the top levels of various sales categories.
What *I* like best, though, is that it now integrates with Google Sheets, so I can gamify literally anything I can create a spreadsheet for!
BONUS: I have Hoopla working for me in other ways as well - I have it auto-populate a Googlesheet based on a handful of different SFDC reports. The Google sheet keeps track of spiffs and such and isn't for displaying on Hoopla directly. It's just so that I don't have to run 7 reports and update the info for 90 reps every morning. (That's not lazy, that's efficient!)
Also, support & CS - both have always been great, it's great to know that when I have issues (or even just blonde moments), there's someone there on the other end that'll have it figured out within moments.
Some seemingly basic features are missing in the new version, but they are on the roadmap for future releases. Given our history, they have generally proven to be worth waiting for.
With the new hosted format, it takes a bit more on the setup side, but it rolls like a well oiled machine once it's there, allowing me time to come up with other fun ways to use and abuse it.
It's a time saver on MANY levels, keeps the salesfolk engaged. We also do birthday and wedding announcements, new hires and anniversaries, general motivation, promos and spiffs - anything we want to communicate to the sales floor is reinforced by Hoopla screens globally. It helps feed both the "team" feel and competitive drives.